Thursday, January 24, 2013

Camouflage

1/48 Mil-24D Hind by Revell

Was able to get some time today to work on the 1/48 Mil-24 Hind D from Revell that I was building, thanks in part to the weather. The manual calls for Africa Corps Yellow and Dark Green for the fuselage and camouflage color of this model kit. After a few days of pondering I finally decided on using a shade of brown instead of Dark Green. I saw this camouflage pattern in some old Hind pictures and I remember building the Hasegawa 1/72 Hind-D in this same shade.

1/48 Mil-24D Hind by Revell

I had some left over Bosny Mahogany and was planning to add some white in that to tone it down a bit. After doing some test sprays I thought that the shade was just about right, so no need to burden myself with having to mix paint.

1/48 Mil-24D Hind by Revell

I have to admit that I was a bit lazy with the masking step prior to applying the camouflage. I went right straight to using Blue Tack to mask the areas that weren't to be painted instead of the more traditional step of using tape and blue tack. It wasn't really a waste of blue tack as it could still be used after painting, but it was a chore to remove afterwards.

1/48 Mil-24D Hind by Revell

I was happy to see that there wouldn't be any paint stripping issued with this kit as the paint stuck well on the scale model. None of the paint came off when I was peeling off the blue tack.

1/48 Mil-24D Hind by Revell

Next step is to assemble the wheels and weapons. After that is the part that I'm really looking forward to, which is applying a pastel wash.

1/48 Mil-24D Hind by Revell